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Specialist Project Worker reference: 896043801

Job at Sanctuary Group in Grays, Thurrock, RM17

Specialist Project Worker

Thurrock Homelessness Service


35 hours per week – Various shifts Monday to Friday between 9am and 9pm, to include occasional weekends

Do you want a role where no two days are the same and you will be making a real impact to the lives of our clients?

Are you passionate about supporting people?

If this sounds like you then we may have your perfect opportunity!

We are seeking an experienced Specialist Project Worker to join our Thurrock Homelessness Service. The service consists of two homeless hostels within the Thurrock area. We house homeless clients from the age of 16+ that come from a wide range of backgrounds with complex needs.


Core hours will be 1 shift of 2pm-9pm and 4 shifts of 9am-4pm with a need for flexibility depending on service requirements

In this role, you will be supporting vulnerable clients to help them achieve independent living skills to move on into the local community and supporting and developing the staff team and service delivery. An important part of this role will be working jointly with housing solutions to support homelessness clients and accommodation, tenancy sustainment and rent reduction.

At Sanctuary Supported Living, we are passionate about supporting people to live as independently as possible and to lead fulfilling lives.

If you are a person who celebrates differences, strives to treat others with dignity and respect and if you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, where no two days are the same, this is a great opportunity to come and work within a friendly, hardworking and client-focused team.

We value our team, encourage learning and development and support each other. We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary has their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all.

Sanctuary also has a great employee Rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.

Read more about Thurrock Homelessness here

The role of Specialist Project Worker will include:

Always ensuring the smooth daily running of the service and to promote the service effectively to others Managing a team of Project Workers Recruiting, developing, and training staff within appropriate legislative or NVQ frameworks and devising effective and well-run staff rotas Working closely with staff and clients to deliver a high quality, intensive support service Overseeing and monitoring the quality of risk tools, assessments and personalised support plans Liaising with staff to ensure positive outcomes, with a focus on maintaining tenancies and move on objectives Promoting safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments to support, reduce or eliminate risks Completing and monitoring health and safety checks within the service

Skills and experiences:

NVQ3 in Health & Social Care, or willing to work towards Proven experience of working with a similar client group is essential Previous housing related support is desirable Sound knowledge of housing management including rents, tenancies and health and safety Good understanding of occupancy agreements The ability to work on your own initiative and to react effectively under pressure

Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.

We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services and floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people with mental health needs.

Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to a maximum of 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays) pro rata Life assurance Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working Health and well-being plans A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme A wide range of learning and development opportunities The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours £13.03 per hour

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here

Read the full job profile here

Closing Date: 08 February 2023

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for. Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.

ID 136490 Sectors:
in Grays, Thurrock, England, RM17

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